Schools: Administration

Education written question – answered on 21st March 2011.

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Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Conservative, Watford

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to reduce the administrative burden upon school staff.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Government are committed to reducing the administrative burden on school staff. We have already announced that: the time consuming self-evaluation form will be removed; the inspection framework will be streamlined; all data collections from schools are being reviewed; and have included measures in the Education Bill to remove unnecessary regulations. In addition, we are taking action to significantly reduce the volume of guidance and advice issued to schools and have adopted a new approach to ensure guidance is clear and concise. These changes are just the start of an ongoing programme of work and our intention is to work with local authorities and other Government Departments to reduce the administrative burden further.

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